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Charting the meteoric rise of one of the most influential figures in European history, from his humble beginnings in Corsica to conquering Italy for the French, this 1927 epic breaks more ground than the man himself. 435 more words


S&S September 2017

A handful of reviews in the new Sight & Sound. I looked at the amazing release of Pabst’s Westfront 1918 and Karamadschaft from Masters of Cinema and the BFI’s disc of Abel Gance’s harrowing sound version of… 14 more words


Abel Gance’s anti-war film - J'ACCUSE - available as Dual Format DVD - Blu Ray

Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. 98 more words

French Cinema

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(from Wikipedia)

Napoleon is a 1927 silent French epic film written, produced and directed by Abel Gance that tells the story of Napoleon’s early years. The film is recognised as a masterwork of fluid camera motion, produced in a time when most camera shots were static. 46 more words


The Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part one

Welcome to the long-awaited return of the Silent London Podcast – coming to you straight from Paris. I am at the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema and I will be podcasting my reports from the screenings. 207 more words

Silent Film

Napoleon - Review


The experience of watching an epic silent film like Napoleon for the first time is already a draining one in itself – something that I haven’t felt coming towards me since I watched D. 946 more words

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